Sequins and dragons take over as the world celebrates Chinese New Year

The streets of cities from Sydney to Sao Paulo were flooded with drums, fire crackers and dancing dragons over the weekend as the world celebrated the Lunar New Year.

Known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, the event is marked by parades and fireworks. In China, billions of people are expected to travel home for the holiday, which began on Jan. 28.

2017 marks the year of the Fire Rooster, according to the 12-cycle Chinese calendar. People born in fire rooster years are meant to be trustworthy and responsible at work, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Looks like everyone involved had an excellent time over the weekend, no matter their birth date.

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